TV hardman Levison Wood reveals terrifying stalker ordeal after fan turned up at his home and harassed his parents
TV hardman Levison Wood revealed his terrifying stalker ordeal after a fan turned up at his home and harassed his parents last year.
His stalker – a 36-year-old former paediatrician who in September was jailed for three months – made the former paratrooper so fearful for his family's safety that he had to sell his home so that she couldn't track him down again.
Levison, 38, contacted West Midlands Police after Fiza Jabeen, from Birmingham, threatened his parents.
But she breached a restraining order a month later by visiting his house in Richmond, south-west London, after finding the address on Companies House.
He said he felt "embarrassed" about asking for help from the police – despite Jabeen being increasingly obsessed with him.
Speaking about his brush with a stalker, he told The Times: "I’ve had some persistent fans over the years but this was on another level.
"It went from being a nuisance to her contacting family members, turning up outside my house. It wasn’t nice: I was looking over my shoulder wherever I went.
"I was reluctant at first to contact the police because last year I felt they had bigger things to deal with.
"It felt embarrassing more than anything. Women get this a lot more than blokes do, so it was a real learning curve to be on the receiving end."
Levison went public with his stalker hell on Instagram last year when he said the person in question had "taken it to the next level" by contacting his family.
He wrote at the time: "So the stalker has taken it to the next level and started to message my parents. @brumpolice pls advise is there anything that can be done?
"She claims to be a paediatric doctor and records show her license was revoked. This person needs to be removed from any contact with kids."
The star later added: "I’ve blocked this psycho 3 times today. @instagram does nothing and said individual just sets up new account and put vile and obscene comments all over my wall."
He also tweeted his concerns in February 2020.
He wrote: "Ok so what can you do if there’s a nutty stalker who creates multiple Instagram accounts and I keep blocking them, yet they keep reappearing under false guises
"Patience is wearing thin, mainly because I have to scroll through endless waffle on my feed every day…"
The star later continued: "Given that the person involved is on this feed quite openly and craves the attention it’s worth noting that she also claims to be a doctor in Birmingham. While I can’t believe for a second this is true anyone in the industry might want to investigate."
Jailing Jabeen, Judge Georgina Kent said in September: "From April of this year you were contacting him on social media and some of that contact was explicit and unpleasant."
Fiona Dunkley, representing Jabeen, told the court her client had been brought up as a devout Muslim and had no experience of male relationships.
She said: "She doesn't really know how to control her emotions, having never had an emotional interaction with a man."
Levison is known for his Channel 4 documentary From Russia To Iran: Crossing The Wild Frontier.
He is formerly a member of the British Army and has fought in the war in Afghanistan.
In 2010, Levison decided to leave the Army and started pursuing a career in photography and journalism before going on to become a best-selling author.
However, he recently decided to rejoin as a Major in the 77th Brigade which was only formed in January 2015.
The TV star previously revealed he nearly died while filming for a documentary after his taxi plunged off a 500ft down a cliff face in Western Nepal.
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